Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Bulletin - insult or out-of-touch?

Last week I was presumptuous enough to wonder in these pages whether it was Blogging Townsville that The Bulletin were slaging-off at when they gave their little burst about 'latte sippers' in their Thursday editorial.

At the time, I did point out though that latte had never passed our lips and that we are strictly double-shot long black drinkers.

Accordingly, I was taken by this post from Club Troppo today about what the term 'latte sippers' really says about those who use it - like the Bulletin:

“Latte sipper” is thus like “a fair shake of the sauce bottle”; an attempt to appeal to an Australia of the past that showcases the speaker’s isolation from the present.  More here

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